CEHPRODEC executive director Donald Hernández: “We go to the territories accompanied by organizations such as PBI”

PBI-Honduras has accompanied the Honduran Center for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC) since May 2014. Spanish RTVE radio-television recently interviewed Donald Hernández, the executive director of CEHPRODEC. Below is an excerpt from that full interview. QUESTION: Have you ever suffered threats? ANSWER: Yes, many. The activism in which we Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Conavigua at commemoration of Indigenous Maya victims of the internal armed conflict

On February 24, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies in the framework of the Day of the Dignification of the Victims of the IAC [internal armed conflict] commemorated every February 25 by the delivery of the Report of the Commission for Historical Clarification (CEH) in the year 1999, Conavigua Guatemala invited to Read more…

PBI-Canada webinar on Gitxsan and Gitanyow Resistance to Colonial Mega Projects, March 5

On March 5th at 5.30PM PT join us to get an hour-long update on Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to heavy industry. Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, Tara Marsden, Kai Nagata and Maryam Adrangi will share leadership, analysis and movement-building perspective as three new pipelines are proposed, RCMP Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) funding expands, Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm at trial of Mayan Poqomchi defender Sofia Tot accused of “usurpation”

On February 20, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Yesterday, #PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm at the Cobán Courts Tower, Alta Verapaz, at the beginning of the conclusions of the Sofia Case. Sofia, Mayan Poqomchi woman, is criminalized and accused of usurpation of private property in protected areas and exploiting its resources. Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes protest by Lenca community of Tierras del Padre criminalized for “usurpation” of ancestral lands

On February 20, PBI-Honduras posted: “We celebrate the closing of the process against the 11 people from the Lenca community of Tierras del Padre criminalized for the crime of usurpation. On February 16, when the final letters of freedom were granted to the defenders in the Criminal Court in Tegucigalpa, Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies family of Náhuatl land defender Samir Flores on the fifth anniversary of his murder

On February 20, PBI-Mexico posted: “It has been 5 years since the murder of Samir Flores. We remember Samir as one of the referents of the work in defense of #human rights and indigenous peoples in Mexico. From @PBI_Mexico we accompany his family today in the community of Amilcingo.” Latinus Read more…

Canadian court finds Likhts’amisyu Clan Wing Chief Dsta’hyl guilty of criminal contempt for upholding Wet’suwet’en law

Photo: Chief Dsta’hyl disables a Coastal Gaslink bulldozer. Photo by Michael Toledano. Abolish CIRG has just posted: “Justice Tammen rules Dsta’hyl is guilty of criminal contempt. Referring to the Wet’suwet’en law of trespass vs the injunction: ‘The two legal orders cannot comfortably co-exist in the circumstances.’” It adds: “Dinï ze’ Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Maya Q’eqchi’ defender Lesbia Artola of the CCDA-Verapaces to the Public Ministry

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Thursday [February 15], PBI accompanied the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) of the Verapaces, to a summons issued by the MP [Public Ministry] to the Cobán District Prosecutor’s Office, in relation to a complaint against one of its members. Concern continues over the alarming increase Read more…

PBI-Mexico celebrates Federal Court ruling that recognizes Indigenous Rarámuri community’s ancestral rights, annuls forestry permits

Photo: PBI-Mexico accompanied the Indigenous forest community supported by CONTEC when they blocked the Creel-San Rafael  highway for five hours on November 19, 2022, in a protest demanding legal recognition of their territory. PBI-Mexico has posted: “PBI-Mexico celebrates the recognition of the ancestral lands of the Indigenous Rarámuri forest community Read more…

PBI-Mexico marks World Radio Day and celebrates the work of Indigenous communicators who defend territory

PBI-Mexico has posted: “This February 13th from @PBI_Mexico we celebrate the world radio day that has allowed the right to information and free expression. We give a recognition to community radios Cholollan Radio, Mi Radio Zacatepec Tlaxcalancingo and Radio Comunitaria Amiltzinko 100.7Fm that use this medium to inform communities and Read more…

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